Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Kennedy, Stetson]
Corse, Carita Doggett
Halpert, Herbert
Halpert, Hurston
Hurston, Zora Hurston
Hurston, Zora Neale
Kennedy, Stetson
Dates 1939
Location Florida
Jacksonville
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Bahamian Americans
Bahamian Songs
Dance Music
Duval County
Ethnography
Federal Music Project Office
Field Recordings
Fire Dance Songs
Jacksonville, Florida
Music
Songs
Vocals with Patting
Title
Oh Mr. Brown
Contributor Names
Hurston, Zora Neale (performer)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (speaker)
Created / Published
Jacksonville, Florida, 1939-06-18.
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Dance music
-  Bahamian Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Songs
Notes
-  A Nassau song from the Bahamas, sung when jumping the fire dance. "The fire dance is some sort of African survival in the West Indies, and they beat the drums and sing these little songs."
-  Zora Neale Hurston, here interviewed by Dr. Carita Doggett Corse (state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project), learned quite a few fire dance songs when collecting songs in the Bahamas for Columbia University. Originally of Eatonville, Florida
-  Performance Note: "Oh Mr. Brown" (vocals with patting) performed by Zora Neale Hurston at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1939/005: AFS 03144 B02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afcflwpa.3144b2/mets.xml
Access Condition
For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact


Rights & Access

Rights assessment is your responsibility.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.